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Green Go! Infrastructure Supporting Sustainable Development of Rural Areas


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Green Go! Infrastructure Supporting Sustainable Development of Rural Areas
Case Study Presentation
Mr. Bartłomiej Józef Kozek, RCE Warsaw Metropolitan
Europe Regional Meeting 2019
13-14 September, 2019, Heraklion, Greece

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Green Go! Infrastructure Supporting Sustainable Development of Rural Areas

  1. 1. Green Go! Infrastructure Supporting Sustainable Development of Rural Areas Bartłomiej Kozek, UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre
  2. 2. UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre • Promoting the mission of UN Environment in Poland since 1991. • Connecting different stakeholders for the purpose of strenghtening the sustainable development of the country. • Part of the RCE Warsaw Metropolitan Consortium, focusing on environmental education and knowledge transfer.
  3. 3. SDGs as a call to action • Close relationship between climate change and food security. • Polish context: limited water resources make the agricultural particularly vulnerable.
  4. 4. Green Go! In Theory • Enhancing the knowledge on the role of green infrastrucure and methods of its creation and protection. • Mapping local nature with a particular focus on agricultural land. • Creating links and partnerships of local stakeholders focusing on protecting and developing green infrastructure as places of biodiversity. • Partcipants: local authorities, pupils, inhabitants.
  5. 5. Green Go! In Theory • Timeframe: 2015-2017. • Financial suport of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management. • Honorary patronage of two ministries (Environment, Agriculture), marshals of Mazowsze and Lubelskie voivodships. • 187 pupils engaged. • 483 cataloged green networks. • 15 Local Green Infrastructure Databases. • A geoportal mapping green infrastructure in the researched areas.
  6. 6. Green Go! #ForThePlanet • Showcasing potential risks to agriculture and biodiversity. • Citizen Science in practice. • Analysing the current state and possible future developments. • Connecting different stakeholders for local eco- development. • Building a database on green infrastructure and best practices.
  7. 7. Green Go! In Practice • Mroków, Lesznowola commune (Warsaw metropolitan area). • Information gathering: a) Field work. b) Talks with local authorities. c) Talks with other citizens. d) Meetings with experts. e) Using the geoportal.
  8. 8. Green Go! In Practice • Key insights: a) Presence of buffer zones along most of local streams and lakes. b) Most of the lakes overgrown with plants, some - burried. c) Places of local biodiversity and natural water filters. d) Polluton risks from agriculture. e) Risks from further development of local commerce centre in Wólka Kosowska.
  9. 9. Contact UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre National Fundation for Environmental Protection in Poland (branch) ul. Sobieszyńska 8, 00-764 Warszawa